Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports says the Cubs and Phils talked with GM Kevin Towers Monday about his star righthander. [Link]
Peavy, 27, went 10-11 with a 2.85 ERA in 27 starts last season. The Padres are looking to cut $30 million in payroll according to a recent report. Peavy signed a three-year, $52 million contract a year ago that takes him through 2012 at an average annual salary of $17.3 million with a club option for 2013 ($4 million buyout). In other Rosenthal-reported news, Jamie Moyer is reportedly asking for 2 years at $10 million per.
In other news from the Winter Meetings, the Phils’ have met with free agent utilityman Nick Punto, with another meeting scheduled tonight, according to John Finger of CSNPhilly.com. [Link]